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Author Topic: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)  (Read 719 times)

Offline 4eyes

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #15 on: Jun 23, 2017, 22:20:33 »
I have always liked the V-twin Ascots.
They had the street-legal flat-tracker thing going on before it was a thing.  :)
75% has been 25% wannabe :P

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #16 on: Jul 01, 2017, 14:33:45 »
 Over the last few days I've gotten the triple tree repaired on the CB360, as well as rebuilding the forks and front brakes.
 Moved on to the Ascot and got the radiator flushed and coolant changed. Changed the gear oil in the final drive. Rebuilt the forks and installed a new (old) drilled rotor, braided S.S. hose, EBC pads and new master cylinder.





 Also ordered some new tires; Kenda K-761's.


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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #17 on: Jul 06, 2017, 14:04:34 »
After struggling with the rear axle nut for over an hour.... heat, impact gun, PB Blaster, you name it....I was finally able to free it by having the GF hold the axle with a screwdriver on the opposite side while I used a 2 ft. piece of PVC pipe on a 2 ft. breaker bar. It was just stuck with corrosion and age. I cleaned it up and lubed everything properly on reassembly.
 New tires mounted and balanced and brakes properly adjusted.




 Nice and meaty all the way around and still clears the fender and swing arm with room to spare.



Offline Maritime

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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #18 on: Jul 06, 2017, 14:16:33 »
nice, really coming along. I like these bikes too.
The GL Rebirth: http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=68337.0
CX500 Low budget Bobber : http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=43617.0
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Re: VT 500 Ascot? (and a possible package deal)
« Reply #19 on: Jul 15, 2017, 14:43:27 »
Used an XL600R headlight assembly and modified the brackets so that it bolts right up to the stock Ascot headlight ears. Lowers the headlight almost two inches and covers up the gauges. The turn signals are smaller versions of the stock signals.
 I'll neaten up the wiring behind it before final mounting. It will be painted black to match the bodywork with maybe a couple of small grey and white pin stripes in the outline of the existing black area. Grey and white to match the side covers and the wings on the tank.